World Mental Health Day

Mental Health

Today is World Mental Health Day 2015

It is estimated that one in five people in Northern Ireland has a mental health problem at any one time and we have higher levels of mental health illness than anywhere else in the UK or Ireland.

Despite this a report by Queens University on behalf of Action Mental Health highlighted under-financing of mental health services, describing the problem as a “systemic and long-term issue that is set to exacerbate in coming years”.

This is a growing problem with reducing resources.

We will be pressing the Health Minister (when he gets back to work) to urgently address this issue.

Aware NI’s new website is an invaluable resource: http://www.aware-ni.org

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